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Waymo raises $2.5 billion in latest fundraising round despite challenges

Waymo, the self-driving company of Google's parent company Alphabet, has raised $2.5 billion as its investors appear undeterred by a CEO change and progress that has lagged expectations......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnJun 16th, 2021

Latest Steam survey shows AMD rebounding, an excellent month for Ampere, and a Windows 7 resurgence

Having chipped away at Intel’s CPU lead since December and finally passing the 30% mark in May, AMD experienced a surprise decline in June, dropping to 28.41%. As predicted, it appears this was only a temporary blip: Team red rebounded with a share.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News38 min. ago

Mixlab raises $20M to provide purrfect pharmacy experience for pet parents

Pet pharmacy Mixlab has developed a digital platform enabling veterinarians to prescribe medications and have them delivered — sometimes on the same day — to pet parents. Pet pharmacy Mixlab has developed a digital platform enabling vet.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News38 min. ago

Don"t be fooled by signs of recovery: Pandemics weaken the flow of business ideas for seven years

The UK continues on its path to economic recovery from COVID. According to the latest survey data from the Office for National Statistics, the proportion of companies seeing their turnover reduced by COVID in July 2021 was just 29%, compared to 65% i.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News38 min. ago

The latest Apple TV 4K just got a rare price cut at Amazon

Amazon is offering a rare discount on the second-generation Apple TV 4K. Here's your chance at savings when buying the latest version of Apple's streaming box......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News38 min. ago

Red Dead Online’s Blood Money DLC is a great first step in the right direction

Red Dead Online's latest expansion is a great first step that Rockstar needs to follow up on......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News38 min. ago

Kuda, the African challenger bank, raises $55M at a $500M valuation

Kuda Bank, the London-based, Nigerian-operating startup that is taking on incumbents in the country with a mobile-first, personalised and often cheaper set of banking services built on newer, API-based infrastructure, has been on a growth tear in the.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News5 hr. 37 min. ago

Square to acquire Afterpay, Australian buy now, pay later platform for $29 billion

Jack Dorsey's Square is spending $29 billion on an Australian buy now, pay later firm — a massive purchase that will help his company build out its global payments empire......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated News11 hr. 6 min. ago

Square to buy ‘buy now, pay later’ giant Afterpay in $29B deal

In a blockbuster deal that rocks the fintech world, Square announced today that it is acquiring Australian buy now, pay later giant Afterpay in a $29 billion all-stock deal. The purchase price is based on the closing price of Square common stock on J.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News13 hr. 5 min. ago

Indian edtech Unacademy valued at $3.44 billion in $440 million fundraise

Unacademy has raised $440 million in a new financing round as the Indian online learning startup looks to expand into multiple additional categories. Temasek led the Bangalore-based startup’s new financing round while Mirae Asset and existing inves.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News13 hr. 5 min. ago

Unicorns are ready for a haircut

The digitization of your haircut may not have been on your 2020 bucket list, but 2021 has an even more surprising line item: Tech-powered barbershops are now a business proposition valued at nearly a billion dollars. Squire is a back-end barbershop m.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News20 hr. 5 min. ago

Texas Instruments" New Calculator Will Run Programs Written in Python

"Dallas-based Texas Instruments' latest generation of calculators is getting a modern-day update with the addition of programming language Python," reports the Dallas Morning News: The goal is to expand students' ability to explore science, technolo.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Samsung is raising chip fabrication prices to finance new foundries

Last quarter, Samsung invested KRW 12.5 trillion ($10.9 billion USD) in their foundry division. Ben Suh, a representative of the company, told investors that "foundry investments focused on capacity expansions for advanced processes such as 5-nanomet.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

A Pilot Reported Another "Possible Jet Pack Man" Near Los Angeles

ABC News reports: A Boeing 747 pilot near Los Angeles reported Wednesday night another "possible jet pack man in sight." It's the latest in a string of mysterious jet pack sightings near the City of Angels since last year. "A Boeing 747 pilot repo.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Extra Crunch roundup: Livestream e-commerce, growth marketing interviews, CEO for a day

Thanks very much for reading Extra Crunch this week; have a great weekend. This year, livestream viewers in China are projected to spend more than $60 billion on digital shopping experiences that let them interact with influencers in real t.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

US watchdog upholds SpaceX"s Moon lander contract

NASA did not violate regulations when it decided to give SpaceX the sole contract to build a Moon lander, a watchdog said Friday, in a ruling that denied challenges by competitors Blue Origin and Dynetics......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Icarus, latest title from DayZ developer, delayed to November

Icarus was going to launch on August 11 but will instead have its first beta session on the weekend of August 28......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Fortnite season 7, week 8 challenges and how to complete them

The latest Fortnite challenges are live for season 7, week 8. Here, we'll go over all of the new challenges, along with guides on getting through the hard ones......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Duolingo Reaches $6.5 Billion Valuation On Day of IPO

On Wednesday, language learning app Duolingo reached a valuation of $6.5 billion after its shares surged nearly 40% in the company's Nasdaq debut. Reuters reports: Duolingo's stock opened at $141.4 per share, blowing past the initial public offering.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Huawei’s latest flagship phone has HarmonyOS, a Qualcomm SoC, and no 5G

Facing export ban and chip shortage, Huawei is scraping together what it can find. The Huawei P50 Pro, in several colors. Despite facing down a global.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

Government watchdog rejects Blue Origin’s protest over lunar lander contract

Blue Origin’s protest to a governmental watchdog over NASA’s decision to award SpaceX a multi-billion dollar contract to develop a lunar lander was rejected. The Government Accountability Office said Friday that it was denying both Blue Origi.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021